National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Turning Back Time in the South Seas Cooling Breezes Sweep a Hillside Path in a Tropic Eden Surf booms, palms wave, as the author's wife rests her pony on the climb from valley to mountain. Tioti, who became a warm friend of the Norwegian visitors, holds the pony's bridle. He Aims His Three-barbed Spear at a School of Multicolored Fish Islanders are adept at hurling the "harpoon" from dugouts. The waters around Fatu-Hiva are a vast aquarium. Fishing with a line, the author never knew what he might hook-shark, deep-sea eel, or strange fish with parrotlike beak or needle-covered body (page 121). Lobsters abounded in holes and caves.